About 1987, I read an adventure/fantasy novel series about a boy who learns magic and his adventures. He would learn new spells with each new book of the series. I'm looking for any additional info or suggestions.

The titles went along this line based on a new spell:

  • "I" is for Invisible or Illuminate
  • "T" is for Teleport(ation)
  • "L" is for Levitate or similar.

The story was consecutive in flow, book to book, and 150ish pages each and they were geared toward grade-school to middle-school kids.

Illustrations were included in the writing occasionally.

The writing and publishing was going on in the 1980's.

The locations and names were all fictitious.

The boys friends were not necessarily human as creatures were involved.

  • Is there anything else that you can remember? This is hardly anything to go on. Please edit anything else you can remember into your post.
    – Mithical
    Commented Jan 14, 2017 at 20:56
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    So, were there 26 of these books?
    – Adamant
    Commented Jan 14, 2017 at 21:42
  • I only knew of about 6 to 8 books. Not all letters of the alphabet were used as they only applied to the new spell. Thanks though. Your questions and input is greatly appreciated to help jog memories and little details! Commented Jan 14, 2017 at 21:47
  • Can you recall anything else? I tried looking for these names, and nothing really came up.
    – Adamant
    Commented Jan 14, 2017 at 21:48
  • I have looked all over the internet for months on my own. The titles are close in accuracy. My grade school had these books in it's library. magic was at the heart of the book. The boy had 1 or two friends he either met or went with him. Commented Jan 14, 2017 at 21:52

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Myth Adventure series by Bob Asprin! Illustrated by Phil Foglio. 1978-2002.

Thank you all so much you've sent me looking in areas not thought of before and looking down other posts I found one among the 7000 plus entries. It sounded close and the name sounded familiar. That led me to click on the answer given there. I wasn't sure till i looked up the illustrations! It is it!

Sorry, my details in memory were horrible! My titles were sooo incorrect! You are all awesome to help complete my journey to correct knowledge of this.


  • I just have to say that very little of the question matches up with the answer. :-D
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Aug 16, 2021 at 3:56

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